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a battleground with some of the fiercest fighting the city has seen yet. syrian rebels say they're closing in on the capital street by street. now, within their sights is their biggest target. the damascus international airport, about 12 miles southeast of the city. heavy dom bardment is reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target and gave a stark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport forced the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport would also cut off weapon supplies and allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute near east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, carrying a lot of sophisticated weapones, so knocking that location out. taking it over and holding it would allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. >> reporter: that makes it far too va
that cam off yesterday morning. the missing piece was found on the runway at kansas city international airport. the plane this just taken off for denver. >>> a radar image shows the plane's path. the pilot circled kansas city for 30 minutes to burn off some fuel. a passenger said the flight attendants were shaken but the plane landed safely, no one was injured. the aircraft is getting a full inspection. not a good sign when the flight attendants are shaken. >> you can see the engine from the window and you're look, oh, my god, you know? that's scary. >> a little scary. >> i bet traffic is light. >> yeah. >> just a get. >> not scary out the . >> we're falling asleep over here in the traffic department. almost nothing going on. we have a fender-bender but as you can see there is no delay behind it because there's hardly any cars on the road. northbound 680 approaching highway 237 if you are heading through milpitas, they got one lane blocked northbound. so here is what it looks like outside. we're doing great if you are heading towards the oakland coliseum. no delay out towards the macar
their sights is their biggest target-- the damascus international airport, about 12 heles southeast of the city. poavy bombardment reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target, and gave a atark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport force the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport ould also cut off weapon supplies and regime allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute of near wa east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, the isrrying a lot of sophisticated weapons, so knocking that location out, taking it over and holding it, will allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. f reporter: that makes it far fo valuable for forces loyal to syrian president bashar al-assad to give up without a fight. the battle for damascus and its ortport might prove to be the
of damascus the capital and rebel forces are said to be trying to capture the city's international airport. margaret brennan has just returned from covering secretary of state hillary clinton's trip to ireland where she discussed syria with her russian counter part. margaret, good morning to you. tell us about the fighting to seize the airport. >> reporter: well, it's really heating up rebecca. it's raging inside the capital as rebels terrorize to seize the airport and cut off the regime's supplies. the russian's, one of bashir al assad's remaining allieses and u.n. officials don't believe the syrian president can survive this war. that is why there's this new diplomatic push to prepare a new syrian government. secretary clinton and the russian foreign minister agreed to revive a road map for a political transition. it calls for elections that include candidates from the syrian opposition. yesterday secretary clinton acknowledged it's going to be hard to do that while the violence is still raging. >> margaret what's the next step in the diplomatic efforts to resolve th
they ate lunch at a restaurant yesterday. two dozen teens and young adults from the international ministry group were starting a five day trip. the group says it is devastated. >>> city college of fran is facing a financial -- san francisco is fating a financial hit. they must enroll 34,000 full- time students to maintain its funding level from the state but the school expects to fall a few thousand students short for the second year in a row. it was on probation because of a shortage of students during the previous school year. >>> arizona's tough on immigration sheriff is defending his controversial stance and one of america's most immigrant friendly cities. >> drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgence, invaded a dinner party. earlier he had received letters from 8th graders questioning him about his views but the school canceled that meeting. >> they accused me of running concentration camps. they called me a racist. i could go on and on. immaterialed to emit with the kids and tell them the truth. >> the school district media rep says she was too busy to explain
with the department for 14 years. >>> other bay area headlines, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. >>> 5:51. ecuador on high alert after several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather com
drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts through this mess. he is reportedly just months away from retirement, as well. the chief promises some swift and severe discipline if it turns out to be true. >>> bart is giving extra security this holiday season. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the westfield shopping center here in the city and cate, shoppers headed to the malls on bart trains are apparently big targets for thieves. right? >> reporter: that's right, frank. you know, when you're holiday shopping it's really easy to get distracted when you're coming from the stores especially to the bart stations. so bart is launching a safety campaign to make sure that you are safe this holiday season. now, last night, at the west oakland station, bart partnered with oakland police, private, volunteer security guards offering escorts for riders to their cars. oakland police and bart say this is a move to le
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